NOOB Question: How big can I enlarge HTC One photo?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Rob587, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. Rob587 macrumors 6502a

    Rob587

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    So I took a pic with my HTC One. When I click get info, the size says 1.4mb and 1130x2678 resolution.

    I want to get this printed and framed. How big can I make it without losing quality? I would be willing to lose a little sharpness, but not much.

    Thanks!
    Rob
     
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Well the answer is going to be subjective. What might work for you might not be okay for me. Also the type of picture will make a difference. Also think about what media you will be printing on. Some materials are more forgiving than others (canvas for example).
    I would post the picture in the thread to enable people to make a more informed opinion. Personally one of the reasons I bought a DSLR was because what looked okay on my iPhone or point and shoot looked horrible printed.
     
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    Here you go.
     

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    This is really just a one time thing for me, so I dont want to buy the software.

    Know of anyone that I could pay like $20 to enlarge it and help me figure out framing size?
     
  6. compuwar macrumors 601

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    Everything above native resolution will lose quality. While it's subjective, a lot also depends on the shot, the viewing distance, and the size of the sensor that took the image, the type of print and the resolution of the print. However, since it's a staged image, you can always reshoot it with a bigger sensor and go larger, and if you upsize the shot, the algorithm used.

    Personally, I probably wouldn't try to print that file bigger than about 5x7, but I'd probably want to reshoot it under better light with more controlled shadows and I'd really, really want it cleaner- there are a lot of spots on the sensor or the wall. You're already losing the Budweiser text's integrity because that's a bit underexposed and possibly also due to the phone's JPEG algorithm.

    Properly exposed for the labels and shot on a modern DSLR, you should have no problem going poster-sized without compromise. So, if you really want something for the wall, I'd encourage you to find a friend with a DSLR and a flash or two, some foam core for a reflector and background and experiment away.

    Paul
     
  7. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    You can just download a free trial of the OnOne software.

    https://www.ononesoftware.com/products/resize8/
     

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